Madhya Pradesh High Court Confirms Death Penalty To Youth Accused Of Minors Rape & Murder

On Thursday the MP High Court confirmed the death penalty awarded to a youth who was accused of rape and murder of 16-year-old girl. The Session Court had convicted Rabbu Alias Sarvesh under sections 5(g)/6 of the POCSO Act...

A Suit of Recovery of Possession of Temple Property by a Worshipper Can Not be maintained: Kerala High Court

The High Court of Kerala allowed a second appeal on the principle that a worshipper cannot maintain a suit for recovery of possession of properties which are dedicated to a temple. In the judgment delivered by Justice P...

Bombay High Courts Acquits 6 Deaths Row Convicts: Yavatmal Human Sacrifice Case

Nagpur bench of the Bombay HC acquitted the six convicts in the Yavatmal human sacrifice case. The judgment was passed by the bench consisting of PN Deshmukh and Justice MG Gibraltar. Accused namely 1. Lalya Vasantrao Attam  2. Devidas...

Anti-Sikh Riots 1984: Crimes Against Humanity observes Delhi High Court

Reversing the acquittal of the Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and also affirming the involvement and conviction of 4 other person in the Anti- Sikh Riots of 1984. The Delhi High Court noticed that these kinds of crimes, which are at...

Inherent Jurisdiction to Call Their Own Orders: High Courts, Courts of Record

In Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai vs. Pratibha Industries Ltd, a question was put up on the High Court’s power to recall its orders. The Bombay High Court initially ordered appointment of an arbitrator, and later it was discovered by...

Strict Proof Of Marriage Not Needed For Maintenance Under Section 125 CrPC: Supreme Court while setting aside Karnataka High Court Order

The Supreme Court sets aside a Karnataka High Court order that had dismissed a petition of maintenance for the proof of marriage, has reiterated that for the proceedings under Section 125 of the Code of Criminal Procedure...

Ordinance On Triple Talaq Validated By The Union Cabinet

On Wednesday the Union Cabinet headed by Ravi Shankar Prasad, minister for law and justice approved an ordinance making triple talaq a punishable offence. The union minister described the act of triple Talaq as barbaric and inhumane, around 22 countries have...

PIL seeking to give guidelines for disabled Persons to Exercise RTI

On Thursday the Supreme Court gave its order on in relation of a Public Interest Litigation Aseer Jamal v. Union of India, which was concerned with the problem of visually impaired, the orthopedically handicapped and those unable...

Criminal Proceeding Quashed Against The Overnight Internet Sensation Priya Prakash Varrier

The Supreme Court stayed all the criminal proceedings, past and future against Priya Prakash Varrier, Malayalam actress. The Malayalam actress Priya Prakash Varrier, who became an internet sensation overnight with a wink, has finally found...

FIR lodged with intention of taking revenge against Wife’s maintenance petition is liable to be quashed: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court allowed a petition setting aside the order passed by the Allahabad High Court under section 482 of Cr.P.C for quashing of proceeding by the bench comprising of N.V Ramana and N.M Shantanagoudan. The appeal...

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SC: Under-21 Convicts Can Be Given Less Than Minimum Sentence, Resorts To Probation of Offenders Act

The Supreme Court resorted to the Probation of Offenders Act to sidestep the mandate under Section 397 of the Indian Penal Code that mentions a sentence of not less than 7 years to those convicted of armed robbery, to give a chance to two young convicts to reform their lives.
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Environment Protection Act Passed at the Instance of Foreign Powers: NHAI in Karnataka HC

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) claimed in a submission that the Environment Protection Act 1986 was passed not only for the protection of the environment by the parliament but also at the instance of foreign powers. This statement was made while referring to a UN conference and got the NHAI into great trouble in the Karnataka High Court.

Delhi High Court To Implement a Hybrid System Through Virtual and Physical Hearing

On Friday the Delhi High Court said that they have initiated steps to implement a mode wherein hearing can be done by virtual as well as physical mode. The Delhi High Court is aiming to implement the Hybrid mode. It stated that when the particular bench is conducting a virtual hearing the lawyer may opt for this mode after giving prior intimation about the same.

Mercy Plea of Rajiv Gandhi Assassination Case To Be Decided in Four Weeks, TN Governor To Supreme Court

Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Thursday told the Supreme Court that a decision on the mercy petition of one of the convicts serving a life sentence for the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, AG Perarivalan will be taken within four weeks. The petition has been pending with the Governor since December 30, 2015.

Bombay High Court Questions FIR Over Journalist Alleged of Communist Comment on WhatsApp

An FIR lodged against the editor of Marathi newspaper, Rajkumar Chhajed has been questioned by the Bombay High Court. The Maharashtra Police has accused Chhajed of creating a rift between the two communities based on a WhatsApp message.